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Poster: ExidyBoy Date: Sep 17, 2003 3:37pm
Forum: freecache Subject: Slashdot Effect

I have a number of video clips that are being served via freecache from my site at:
http://holden.customer.netspace.net.au/rocketcam.html

The site was slashdotted on Saturday. I would like apologise for the additional burden this placed on freecache and any reduction in service levels that occured as a result.

I would be interested in learning more about how the system coped with this event.

Regards,

Mike

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRalf Muehlen Date: Sep 18, 2003 10:47am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: Slashdot Effect

Mike,
There is no need to apologize for using FreeCache. Your case is exactly why build this system.

With regard to impact, I expect it to be rather low, but can't answer it for sure right now. (I haven't fixed our statistics display yet.)

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Poster: ExidyBoy Date: Sep 22, 2003 3:27pm
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: Slashdot Effect

There were 20,000 hits in 24 hours, and plenty of discussion in the Slashdot forums regarding slow downloads - which is to be expected with such a high demand. I found the Status pages were taking much longer to generate than normal.